The objective of the contest is to remember Nathan and raise awareness of mental illness within the surf community. Mental Illness affects many people within the community. The aim is to raise money for SANE AUSTRALIA www.sane.org . Last year’s contest raised $3800 dollars. More importantly it got people talking about mental illness and a lot of barriers were broken down.
SANE Australia CEO Jack Heath applauded the efforts of Palm Beach Board riders last year in bringing the event together and said the support for the cause was testament to Nathan’s popularity.
“It’s important to educate the community about mental illness while tackling the stigma associated with it and events such as these go a long way in doing so,” he said.
“Research suggests men in Australia are four times more likely to die by suicide than women, so education and support among the male population is incredibly important.
“The funds raised will also aid our efforts in campaigning, education and research which will ultimately help Australians living with mental illnesses lead better lives.”
The contest will be two person Ambrose tag-team. This format is designed to get anyone competing. Last year we had 48 teams competing with a mix of fathers and sons, pro surfers , brothers and old mates . It’s a one day competition that ends with an afternoon of live music from local musicians at the All-stars Sports Club